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I just found out that the scanning functionality is now built into Apple's Preview and Image Capture. This is awesome. I like not having to use yet another application. The whole print/scan/fax driver thing is really sweat. So far, I would say it's been my best upgrade ever...but Saft, where are you?
In other news, the same evidence of a touchscreen OS has been found on every Macintosh since the Mac 128. Apparently Apple has been working on the touchscreen keyboard functionality since the 1980s. BTW: The keyboard viewer is exactly what its name suggests. It allows you to see your keyboard and what characters will be displayed when modifier keys are used. This is quite possibly the stupidest rumor I've ever seen (that's gotten any kind of traction at all).
Labor day may be something you relate to the end of summer, but summer 2009 officially ends September 22, 2009 at 5:18 pm EDT. September 9 is the Apple media event, and they're likely to announce iPhone OS 3.1 and release it that day or shortly after. This should enable MMS, meeting their deadline of MMS by end of summer. Tethering may or may not be enabled, but AT&T never gave a date for when tethering would be available on its network. Apple only announced that it...
This is a really great article, thanks AI. However, I got to say that I'm really disappointed with QuickTime X. I really hope that Apple realizes how important the features of QuickTime 7 are to many of us. I wouldn't mind at all if Apple re-brands QuickTime 7 as QuickTime X Pro, even if they charged for it (but hope they don't). The problem with the way it is now is that I'm afraid of Apple dropping support of QuickTime 7 or it's features. Another major problem...
That's somewhat misleading. I was an existing AT&T customer, but my bill more than doubled when I got the iPhone because I added services (like data and SMS) to my account. Also, it doesn't take retention into account. There's no way I'd still be an AT&T customer today if it wasn't for the iPhone. Still 40% is a pretty high number in of itself.
My music collection is roughly 500GB. At some point I'll re-rip as lossless. In addition I have tons of videos. If Apple made an iPod/iPhone measured in Terabytes, I would fill it up. Some day, it will happen. But for now, the capacity limit changes my behavior. For a lot of people, the existing line-ups fit within their media collections. For many people they're coming close. For those of us where we have to change our behavior, the difference in capacity...
The 4 apps are light-weight because they're very efficient, and lack some features of Entourage. If Apple were to combine these into one app, they'd be more efficient than running the 4 separate apps. The only reason you wouldn't want these to be one app is if you weren't going to be using some of them. If Apple were to consolidate the apps into one, I'd consider using it, but for now, I prefer Entourage, and I'm looking forward to Outlook.
"The software allows users to see nearby registered offenders based on the phone's current location or by manually entering an address. The program then pulled up a map with pinpoints for each nearby offender. The locations were each selectable, giving users access to the person's picture, a physical description, and information on what crime they were convicted of." Close, but there's a very subtle and significant difference. The map doesn't show pinpoint for each...
The issue isn't charging for access, it's that they're re-purposing the data. Take a look at my previous post. The official site and original source database doesn't incorrectly show my house. This app is messed up as it takes the data and re-purposes it by mapping it on to another service (Bing) which in the process does incorrectly label my house. The database was never intended to be used like this, and it's totally irresponsible for the app developer to have done...
I'm personally VERY relieved that this app was banned. It saves me from having to file a lawsuit. It's not the profiting of the database that I care about, it's the re-purposing of the database that's a very serious issue. Here's the problem and why it directly affected me... I got this app and tested it in the area where I lived. Imagine my surprise when MY HOUSE showed up on the map! The problem is that I live at X Streetname, Cityname, California. The sex...
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